JSTOR Update

Three journals were added to the JSTOR archive today. The full details for the journals are:

Mnemosyne (Arts & Sciences Complement)
Release Content:
Vols. 1 – 11; 1852-1862
New Series, Vols. 1– 60; 1873-1933
Third Series, Vols. 1 – 13; 1933/1934 – 1947
Forth Series, Vols. 1 – 55; 1948-2002
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Brill
ISSN: 0026-7074

Oecologia (Biological Sciences; Life Sciences)
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 137, 1968-2003
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Springer Science + Business Media in cooperation with the International Association for Ecology
ISSN: 0029-8549

Phronesis (Arts & Sciences Complement)
Release Content: Vols. 1 – 47, 1955 – 2002
Moving Wall: 5 years
Publisher: Brill
ISSN: 0031-8868

Although JSTOR seeks to provide every issue from a journal’s run, on occasion there are issues that they are unable to find. To see which issues are missing, or for information about how to help JSTOR complete the archive, please visit JSTOR’s Missing Issues page.

More detailed information about all JSTOR titles and collections, along with delimited lists, can be accessed from JSTOR’s Available Collections page.

-Amy

ARTstor Updates

Mark Rothko: Additional images
More than 40 new images were added to the Mark Rothko collection. This release includes paintings scanned from 8×10″ color transparencies that are not in public collections.

More images added to the Roy Lichtenstein collection
ARTstor has added more than 300 images of works by Roy Lichtenstein. This significantly increases the number of Lichtenstein images available in ARTstor, spanning a range of periods in the artist’s life and including many of his most well–known works.

More European art and architecture from Scala Archives
ARTstor has released 2,848 additional images of major Italian and other European works from Scala Archives, bringing the total number of Scala images now available to ARTstor users to more than 13,000.

First images of contemporary art from the Franklin Furnace Archives
More than 600 images from the Franklin Furnace Archives are now available in the ARTstor Digital Library. These images depict events presented and produced by Franklin Furnace, and include works by Guillaume Bijl, Willie Cole, Karen Finley, Teh–Ching Hsieh, Liza Lou, Robbie McCauley, Ana Mendieta, and Shirin Neshat.

Additional images from the Carnegie Institution of Washington Photographs of Mayan Excavations (Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University)
ARTstor has added more than 14,000 images of Mayan excavations from the renowned photographic archives of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, which documents archaeological excavations throughout Central America.

Upcoming Collection: Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi of Great Britain Collection
ARTstor is collaborating with the Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi of Great Britain [CVMA (GB)] and the National Monuments Record, the public archive at English Heritage, to distribute approximately 18,000 images of medieval stained glass windows from Great Britain in the Digital Library.

Renaissance and Baroque architecture and sculpture from the Ralph Lieberman Archive (Harvard University)
Harvard University is collaborating with ARTstor to digitize and distribute approximately 3,500 images of Renaissance and Baroque architecture and sculpture photographed by Ralph Lieberman. A majority of the images document architecture and sculpture in Italy, but the collection will also include sites in other European countries, such as Germany and Spain.

-Amy

JSTOR Updates

Platform Updates

A JSTOR platform update was recently completed. This update includes several bug fixes:

* The “Page of First Match” feature is restored. With this fix, selecting the “Page of First Match” link now takes users to the first page upon which a search term appears, rather than the first page of the article.
* The ability to jump to search term locations by page is restored. Users will now see the “View list of pages with search term(s)” option at the top of each article page, and then may follow a link to each page that contains one or more of their search terms.
* Thumbnail images on the “Images in JSTOR” tab are restored.
* Several bugs with searching author names, phrase searching, wildcard searching, and fuzzy searching are corrected.
* Citations are now numbered on the Export Citations and Email Citations pages.
* Date formats are corrected in the delimited lists for JSTOR collections.

Please note that an error that causes difficulties with the Adobe Reader Find and Search functionality in downloaded PDFs is not fixed at this time. This fix was originally scheduled for this release but needed to be withdrawn for further development. JSTOR is actively working on this issue and plans to release this fix as soon as possible.

-Amy

WilsonWeb Updates

WilsonWeb has implemented some new enhancements this week:

My WilsonWeb – Save profiles (or sub accounts) within the main library/school account. View previously saved searches and alerts that have been saved into this account.

RSS Feeds – Create RSS alerts for important searches.

Interface language choices – Select various languages (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese) for some of the key navigational buttons on the interface.

Additional interface colors – Choose your “favorite” color on the Customize Display page that will remain for the duration of the session.

Content Discovery Keys – Narrow search results by Author, Subject, Publication Year, and/or Database.

For a more in-depth look at these new features (including visuals) click here.

-Amy

New Titles Debut in Project MUSE

The following journals, previously announced as joining Project MUSE, are now online:

From the Classical Association of Canada:

Mouseion: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada

E-ISSN: 1913-5416
Print ISSN: 1496-9343
OCLC NUMBER: 166458717

Mouseion aims to be a distinctively comprehensive Canadian journal of Classical Studies, publishing articles and reviews in both French and English. One issue annually is normally devoted to archaeological topics, including field reports, finds analysis, and the history of art in antiquity. The other two issues focus on all other areas of Greek and Roman antiquity, including literature, history, philosophy, religion,
and reception studies.

From the The Feminist Press:

WSQ: Women’s Studies Quarterly

E-ISSN: 1934-1520
Print ISSN: 0732-1562
OCLC NUMBER: 60625258

Since 1972 WSQ (formerly Women’s Studies Quarterly) has been an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of emerging perspectives on women, gender, and sexuality. WSQ is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published in June and December. Each thematic issue is guest edited and combines contemporary developments in feminist theory and scholarship with essays, poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and the visual arts.

-Amy

JSTOR Updates

New Content

JSTOR has just announced the release of the first journal to the new platform. The full details for the journal are:

The Wilson Bulletin (Biological Sciences Collection, Life Sciences Collection)
Release Content: Vols. 1-116, 1889-2004
Moving Wall: 3 years
Publisher: Wilson Ornithological Society
ISSN: 0043-5643

The Wilson Bulletin is the previous title to The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology will be released into the JSTOR archive in 2010.

JSTOR plans to release new content into the archives approximately every two weeks from June through August. While this initial release includes a single journal, subsequent releases will include multiple titles across disciplines and collections.

Platform Updates

Maintenance Update Scheduled for week of June 9 will include the following fixes:

* The “Page of First Match” feature will be restored. With this fix, selecting the “Page of First Match” link will once again take users to the first page upon which a search term appears, rather than the first page of the article.
* The ability to jump to search term locations by page will be restored. Users will see the “Your search term occurs on…” indicator at the top of each article page.
* Thumbnail images on the “Images in JSTOR” tab will be restored
* An error that caused difficulties with the Adobe Reader Find and Search functionality in downloaded PDFs will be corrected. This problem is currently prominent in some versions of Adobe Reader 7 and 8.
* Several bugs with searching author names, phrase searching, wildcard searching, and fuzzy searching will be corrected.

JSTOR encourages you to continue to sending your feedback and reports of any problems to JSTOR User Support at support@jstor.org. Over the coming months, JSTOR will be performing regular system updates along with development of new features and your feedback helps prioritize the work.

Future Updates

PDFs with OCR errors: Approximately 5-10% of PDF versions of articles in the JSTOR archives are currently missing supporting OCR coordinates and await reprocessing on the new platform. In the interim, users may encounter articles that do not contain search term highlighting, and the ability to copy and paste text from these articles is not functional. Please note that this issue affects *only* the downloaded PDF versions of these articles; the articles are still fully searchable via the JSTOR search forms and will appear in lists of search results.

Terms & Conditions pop-up boxes: JSTOR recognizes the frustration users are experiencing due to the frequency with which the pop-up appears, and they are looking at alternate options.

-Amy

ARTstor Updates

New additions to the QTVR Panoramas of World Architecture collection (Columbia University)
The ARTstor Digital Library now includes 300 additional Quick Time Virtual Reality (QTVR) panoramas from the Visual Media Center, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University. QTVR enables faculty and students to complement traditional side-by-side image comparisons with a mode of representation based on space and context. This addition brings the total number of QTVR files available through ARTstor to over 1,200.

1,700 more images added to Images for Academic Publishing
ARTstor and The Metropolitan Museum of Art have added over 1,700 images to Images for Academic Publishing (IAP). IAP allows scholars to download and use, free of charge, high-resolution digital images for academic publications.

Images of archaeological sites from the Mellink Archive (Bryn Mawr College)
The Mellink Archive from Bryn Mawr College is now available through ARTstor. The collection includes almost 4,000 images of archaeological sites in Turkey. Also well-represented are sites in Greece, Cyprus, Syria, Iran, and Iraq, dating from prehistoric through medieval periods.

Additional images of contemporary art from the Larry Qualls Archive
ARTstor has released an additional 4,200 images from the Larry Qualls Archive, bringing the total number available to ARTstor users to approximately 29,500. Images from the Larry Qualls Archive document contemporary art exhibitions at galleries and other exhibition spaces throughout New York City and elsewhere.

New additions to the Islamic Art and Architecture collection
Approximately 4,000 additional images were added to the Islamic Art and Architecture collection in the Digital Library. This latest release focuses on textiles and manuscripts from Turkey and brings the total number of images in this collection to over 18,700.

-Amy

Project MUSE Updates

Project MUSE has added 7 new titles:

American Literary Realism
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
http://muse.jhu.edu/content/ml/journals/american_literary_realism

Feminist Teacher
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
http://muse.jhu.edu/content/ml/journals/feminist_teacher/

Goethe Yearbook
Publisher: North American Goethe Society
http://muse.jhu.edu/content/ml/journals/gyr/

Journal for the Study of Radicalism
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
http://muse.jhu.edu/content/ml/journals/jsr/

The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
http://muse.jhu.edu/content/ml/journals/hcy

Twentieth-Century China
Publisher: The Ohio State University Press:
http://muse.jhu.edu/content/ml/journals/twentiethcentury_china/

Women in German Yearbook: Feminist Studies in German Literature & Culture
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press:
http://muse.jhu.edu/content/ml/journals/wgy/

New look for journal articles in Project MUSE

Project MUSE is in the process of updating the look of its website in order to improve navigation and the user experience. The first phase of updating has just been unveiled: a new look for the journal articles. MUSE has updated the look and format of the article page to provide users with more functionality and more information specific to the article, such as DOI and LCSH (Library of Congress Subject Headings) assigned to an article.

The new format applies to content recently added and to articles added from April forward. Articles with
dates prior to April 2008 will be converted to the new format in a phased approach. As the conversion of back articles takes place, you may see both formats for articles in your search results, the old format
and the new with the added functionality and options. NOTE: the new format applies to the HTML version of articles. Project MUSE is inviting feedback on the new look at muse@press.jhu.edu.

Back Issues Pilot Program

Project MUSE recently added the full range of back issues of two of its long-held journals:
– Journal of the History of Philosophy (Access is now from Vol. 1, 1963 to present)
– Journal of Democracy (Access is now from Vol. 1, 1990 to present)

The addition of the back issues of these two journals is part of a pilot program at MUSE to determine the feasibility of expanding coverage to include back issues. They are in the early stages of the pilot program
and anticipate adding additional back issues for selected journals published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

-Amy